20/12/2013 - The OECD will launch its latest Economic Survey of the Russian Federation in Moscow on Wednesday 15 January 2014 during the annual Gaidar Forum.
The Survey analyses the growth outlook and risks facing the Russian economy and proposes reforms to improve the business climate, strengthen competition, remove transport bottlenecks and boost productivity through education, labour market and innovation policies.
The Survey will be available to registered journalists on the OECD's password-protected website. The survey is under embargo until 10.00 am Moscow Time (07.00am Paris Time) on Wednesday 15 January 2014.
An Overview with the main conclusions will be freely accessible in pdf format on the OECD’s web site at www.oecd.org/eco/surveys/russian-federation-2014.htm. You are invited to include this Internet link in reports on the Survey.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will present the Survey to Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov during a special panel of the Gaidar Forum. The Forum will take place at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, RANEPA. (82, Vernadskogo av., bldg. 5, White Hall, 4th floor, access via RANEPA Main Entrance (Bldg.1) from Ruzskaya Str.)
Journalists are also invited to attend a press conference in the same venue. Follow this link to register for the press conference: http://www.gaidarforum.ru/en/pr_accreditation.php. Please note that journalists must register by 9 January 2014 – no late registrations will be accepted.
Further details will be provided closer to the launch date.
Beyond its launch of the Economic Survey of the Russian Federation, the OECD plans high-level participation in the 2014 Gaidar Forum, which is the country’s premier political and economic gathering. The January 15-18 event will bring together top Russian officials and international experts around the theme of Russia and the World: Sustainable Development. In addition to Mr Gurría, OECD speakers will include Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20, and Andreas Schleicher, Deputy Director of the Education Directorate and head of the PISA programme.
The OECD will also demonstrate its Better Life Index, an interactive web-based tool that invites users to compare well-being across countries, using data from 11 topics in the areas of material living conditions and quality of life. Since its launch in 2011, the Better Life Index has attracted more than 3.1 million users from practically every country on the planet. The Better Life Index has been available in Russian since January 2013.
For further information on these media events, contact RANEPA Head of Press Dmitry Sokolov: firstname.lastname@example.org (tel: +79168785868). For further information on the Gaidar Forum, go to: http://www.gaidarforum.ru/en/.
Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the OECD Economic Survey of the Russian Federation, by e-mail and under embargo, the day before release. The Survey will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the Survey under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive the Survey by e-mail under embargo or to obtain a password to access the website should be sent by e-mail to email@example.com.